From October to the end of November, we surround ourselves with everything and anything pumpkin related. Pumpkin scented candles, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cake, pumpkin pie. You name it, and as long as it has pumpkin in it, and most of us probably want something to do with it.

With all of these pumpkin-centric treats, you would think a nice pumpkin spirit would have made its way into our repertoire. Pumpkin beer has always been a favorite in the autumn months, but pumpkin vodka or liqueur has never been something that we have sought out, mostly because until very recently, it wasn’t readily available.

While some big brands are making some seriously delicious pumpkin-spiced spirits -- check out Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka -- we love the idea of making it at home. Being able to control the flavors and spices that go into a spirit is a great power, and you’re guaranteed to get a pumpkin flavor you love.